As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- upp-gjöf (upp-gjǫf)
- f. a giving up. El. 2: remission, u. um sakir, Ld. 44; til merkis þessar uppgjafur, H.E, i. 405: uppgjafa- in compds, = Lat. emeritus, e. g. uppgjafa-prestr.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, upp-gjöf may be more accurately written as upp-gjǫf.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛒᛒ-ᚴᛁᚢᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
Works & Authors cited:
- Elis Saga. (G. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.